Each year approximately five hundred thousand babies are born prematurely in the United States. Preemies come with a special set of needs and concerns, including physical health challenges, developmental delays, and complex decisions for parents to make. Join Nurse Rona and guests for a discussion about caring for the child in your life while also taking care of your emotional health. • Alison Brooks, RNC, MS, the clinical nurse specialist in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Alta Bates... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The New Year is just a week away and brings with it the opportunity for parents and teachers to communicate about a child’s social, emotional, and academic needs. What resources are available for your child with special needs? Join Nurse Rona and guests to discuss effective ways to recognize and negotiate for the best school environment, starting with preschool. • Wendy Byrnes, parent advocate and outreach coordinator for College Living Experience. • Dr. Eileen Crumm, MPA, PhD, the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Did you know that you could get your children on the road to reading simply by reading aloud to them every day? Tune in as Rona and her guests discuss wonderful ways to help your child fall in love with learning. Guests: Janell Flores, Director of San Francisco's Raising a Reader program, and Hildegarde Ayer, Executive Director of the Lee Pesky Learning Center and co-author of the new book Every Child Ready to Read. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
As more and more children attend pre-school, childcare providers and parents need to keep the social, emotional, and cultural needs of young children in mind. Guests: Karen Blinstrub, Executive Director of Child, Family and Community Services, Inc., and Dr. Paula Moten-Tolson of Safe Passages and First 5 Contra Costa. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Your child may be smart, creative, and perceptive and also be challenging-impulsive, active, distractable. There are many causes for these problems, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is only one possibility. Guest Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, founder of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Massachusetts. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
We need to build acceptance and understanding of children who live with parents of the same sex. Guests: Kimi Sakashita, lesbian parent and public health advocate. Johnny Symons, documentary filmaker of Daddy and Papa which tells the story of two gay fathers.
How do you get your kids excited about reading? And when should you start reading to your kids? Find out ways to unlock the power of books. Guests: Todd Parr, author and illustrator of Reading Makes You Feel Good, Carol Welsh Gray, president of Raising A Reader, and Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone, authors of Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids and the Bond of Reading.
Many parents feel alone and powerless in their attempts to understand all the media choices that are available to their children. Guests: Linda Burch, Managing Director of Commonsense Media, dedicated to improving media and entertainment choices. Sheila Butcher Smith, manager of the Early Learning Department at KQED, overseeing outreach services reaching over 50,000 Bay Area child care professionals, parents and children each year.
When a childÂs physical and emotional needs are not met, their healthy development is impacted. Guests: Ken Borelli, LCSW, Deputy Director of the Department of Family and Children Services in Santa Clara County, and Kathy Truax, MFT, Director of the Pregnancy and Early Parenting Center at Family Service Agency of Marin.
Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti interviews a single father and a former single mother about dating as a single parent. This segment originally aired during the February 14, 2009 episode of Childhood Matters, "Single Parents and Dating."
Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti speaks with parents at Habitot in Berkeley about preschool. This segment originally aired on our April 18, 2009 episode of Childhood Matters, "The Need for Preschool."
Traveling this summer with your family? Learn how to prepare yourself and your kids for a fun and safe summer vacation. Guests: Vicki Lansky, author of Trouble-Free Travel with Children; Dr. Susan Anderson, MD, Travel Tropical and Wilderness Medicine Consultant at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic.
If people work together neighborhoods can be better prepared for an emergency. Do you and your family know how to reach each other? Does your neighborhood have a community emergency response plan in case of an earthquake? And how will you help each other out in case of a serious flu outbreak? Join Nurse Rona and guests, Ana-Marie Jones, executive director of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, and Kathy Dervin, MPH, public health preparedness coordinator for the City of Berkeley, as...
Becoming a foster parent is one of the greatest gifts you can provide to another human being. Guests: Rebecca Perez-Ochoa, Social Worker with the Santa Clara Department of Family & Children Services. Kathryn Cleberg, RN, Vice President of Foster Family Network, the local Contra Costa County branch of the state foster parent association.
Divorce is difficult and life changing for the entire family. Sometimes partners need to separate because of conflicts too challenging to overcome. Luckily working together and effective communication can reduce the trauma of divorce or separation. Join Nurse Rona and guests, Andrew Lamden, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in children, families, and couples, practicing in Marin County, and Stephania Francone, of the Collaborative Practice of Santa Cruz County, as they discuss how...
Take Five for First 5, with Dawn Bussey of First 5 Santa Clara, on discipline. The Role Media Plays in the Lives of Kids: • Rebecca Randall, Director of Outreach at Common Sense Media. • Maria Alvarez, Spanish Media Spokesperson at Common Sense Media. Winter Health Tips: • Dr. Susan Lindheim of Kaiser Permanente in Richmond. Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM.
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Julie Kurtz of Kidango, a non-profit agency providing a variety of services for children and families in Alameda, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. - http://www.kindango.org Using Dance to Unite the Community: • Julia Chigamba, Director of the Chinyakare Ensemble, on her decision to move from Zimbabwe to bring African dance and music to the United States. - http://www.chinyakare.com...
Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti speaks with the youth performers at Children's Fairyland about holiday traditions in different cultures. This segment originally aired during the December 20, 2008 Childhood Matters episode "Family Rituals and Traditions."
Childhood obesity is a serious problem, but how do we make sure that our kids don't obsess over being thin? Forty percent of girls in first through fifth grades surveyed in 2003 reported they were trying to lose weight. Associate Producer Lacey Daniell spoke with Peggy Orenstein, a contributing editor for the New York Times Magazine (http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine), about modeling a healthy lifestyle. To read Ms. Orenstein's work, including the article that inspired this interview, visit...
Associate Producer Lacey Daniell spoke with Dr. David Alexander, President and CEO at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health about what unique challenges face families with children with special health care needs. For more information on the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, visit http://www.lpfch.org/
Every child learns differently, has different strengths and weaknesses. This show features an exclusive interview with investment leader Charles R. Schwab. His www.schwablearning.org is an excellent resource for learning differences. Guests: Dr. Mel Levine, MD, founder of All Kinds of Minds(r), a nonprofit Institute for the study of differences in learning. Karen Colaric-Corzan, 4th grade teacher at Park Day School in Oakland.
Starting at birth, your children will reach many milestones in how they play, learn, and speak. Developmental checkups are a great way to make sure that every young child is healthy and ready to learn and grow. Tune in when Nurse Rona, and her guest, Dr. Pamela Simms-Mackey, discuss developmental screening at regular doctor visits as a tool for early intervention.
Sometimes the lives of fathers can be overshadowed by the importance of motherhood. Fathers play a vital role in their children's life that stretches far beyond economic responsibility. Join Nurse Rona and Dr. Will Courtenay, "The Men's Doc," and two fathers, Glenn Cotter and Kevin Nichols, for a conversation about fatherhood.
Every month of pregnancy brings new questions for both women and their partners. Join Rona and guests Trish Booth, author of Pregnancy Q&A, and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Barbara Dehn as they answer some of yours.
Individual county agencies and private foundations have found unique ways to address health care coverage. Guests: Karen Blinstrub, Executive Director of FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, is a major contributor to Santa Clara's ground-breaking model of universal health care. Srija Srinivasan represents the Peninsula Community Foundation in the community-wide partnership that has come together to launch the San Mateo County Children's Health Initiative.
Stories are a wonderful way to communicate with children creatively about the good and more difficult things in life. Guests: Mike Berenstain, illustrator and coauthor of the Berenstain Bears series of books, Dr. Beth Halpert, child and family psychologist, and Claire Harrison, author of "Once Upon A Time: How Storytelling Can Help You Solve Day-to-Day Conflicts with your Toddler or Pre-Schooler".
Good nutrition is an essential ingredient to a lifetime of good health. How can we teach healthy eating habits, and what can we do to ensure that our kids eat well at school and at home? Guests: Dr. Dan Delgado, Pediatrician and Director of the Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center for Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System, and Kelly Robinson, consultant for nutrition and healthy eating programs with Alameda County and California Nutrition Network.
Is your special needs child ready for pre-school - and is the pre-school ready for him or her? Rona and guests Rocio de Mateo Smith, Executive Director of Area Board 5 on Developmental Disabilities, and Michael Williams, Manager of Resource & Referral at the Contra Costa Child Care Council, discuss inclusion and the rights of parents of young children with special needs.
Our first show presented two wonderful pediatricians, Dr. Mel Burman and Dr. Susan Lindheim discussing childhood matters such as: How many immunizations does my baby really need? How do I find a pediatrician I can trust?
What is dyslexia? How can parents and teachers identify the early signs of this learning disability and help children be successful in school and feel good about themselves? Guests: Henry Winkler, award-winning actor, director and co-author of the book series, Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever, and Chris Voll, independent educational evaluator and school psychologist with the Albany Unified School District.
Children's health and behavior are important to parents and many questions can arise. Guest: Peter Levine, MD, a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek. Dr. Levine is a specialist in children's behavior.
Good oral health is fundamental to your child's overall well-being. Guests: Jared Fine, DDS, MPH, Dental Health Administrator for the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, and Margaret Fisher, RDH, Dental Hygienist and Coordinator of Marin County's Children's Oral Health Project.
Summer is almost upon us. How can you keep your children safe in the car, swimming, camping, playing or even hanging around your own house? Guests: Mark Altman of The Childproofer, Family Nurse Practitioner Anne Piotrowski-Altman, and Dr. Jim Carpenter of the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
Fathers are involved in their children's lives to differing degrees, and the relationships they have with their families affect the well-being of their children. There are stay-at-home dads, working dads, and fathers who are separated from their kids through divorce or other circumstances. Guests: Will Glennon, author of The Collected Wisdom of Fathers: Creating a Loving Bond that Lasts a Lifetime, and Patrisha Scott, Coordinator of The Reclaiming Fatherhood program with the San Mateo County...
It's more than just brushing! Attention to children's oral health begins well before the child's first tooth arrives. Guest: David H. Lees, DDS, JD, MBA. Dr. Lees is the Children's Dental Initiative Director at The Health Trust.
Protecting Children from Lead Poisoning and Other Toxins October 22, 2006 Young children absorb proportionately more toxins than adults and their rapid development makes them more vulnerable to the negative health effects of lead and other environmental pollutants. Guests: Sharon Green, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Alameda County Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, and Asa Bradman, PhD, Associate Director of the Center for Children's Environmental Health Research at U.C. Berkeley's...
Recently Oakland has been in the news pertaining to four eruptions of civil disobedience over the past two years, much of which involved youth. Yet little news coverage has reflected on the root causes of widespread inner-city anger in underserved communities. Join Nurse Rona guests for a discussion about bringing peace and hope to our communities and creating economic opportunities and youth leadership: • Maya Dillard Smith, strategic partnerships and investments director for Youth Uprising....
In celebration of Father's Day, we honor fathers and discuss the relationships they have with their children. What responsibility do dads have in raising their kids? And how do they contribute to their children's well-being? Guests: Bruce Collins, Chair of the Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo County and the father of three children, and Ed Gold, facilitator with the Berkeley Father's Network of a group for fathers of children with special needs and the father of two sons.
If your child goes out trick-or-treating how much candy do you let them eat? At what age can they go by themselves? Do you allow your kids to sleep over at a friend’s house? If so, what questions do you ask ahead of time? From babysitters to relatives and neighbors, we often have other people care for our kids. Join Nurse Rona and guests to talk about how to maximize your child’s safety and good health. • Dr. Peggy Desler, MD, is a physician in the Department of Pediatrics and the chief...
Assistant Producer Felsha Zuschlag speaks with David Haskell, director of the Garden of Eatin' project at the North Bay Children's Center about ways to encourage a love of the earth in our families, through gardening.
Developing an awareness of your own experiences as a child can help you become a more connected parent. Guests: Daniel Siegel, MD, co-author of Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive, and Liz Kughn, MFT, Psychotherapist in private practice and with Marin County Community Mental Health Services. (This show is a rebroadcast of a previous show.)